Even North Korea Just Noticed Russia’s War in Ukraine ‘Isn’t Going So Well’
Less than a week later North Korea promises to “always stand in the same trench” with Russia, it seems that even Pyongyang is losing faith in Vladimir Putin’s war machine.
After promising last November to help Russia rebuild the occupied areas eastern Ukrainethe North Korean government selected workers to send and then even recruited a few more—but now they think better of sending them out, according to the North Korean government. Daily import.
“This is because they will send workers in if Russia quickly ends the war and expands the liberated areas, but the war is not going as they thought,” a source in North Korea is quoted as saying. newspaper.
“I think even our country [North Korea] can’t make people run around the danger zone for money, no matter how important cash is,” the source added, noting that the situation “isn’t good enough” for human capital investment.
Instead, Pyongyang is said to have decided to appease Russia by sending troops and security personnel to eastern Ukraine. A source cited by Daily import on Thursday said the North Korean government on January 20 ordered some of its trading companies located in Russia to select personnel to send to the occupied territories.
Some 300 to 500 South Korean males aged 19 to 27 are expected to be sent into eastern Ukraine, although the mission they will be assigned is not entirely clear.
The move comes just days after the sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un strangely praised Russia’s military might and criticized the “cowardly” US decision to send battle tanks to the country. Ukraine.
“I firmly believe that any weapon that America and the West boast of will melt into smoke and become a pile of scrap metal before the relentless fighting spirit and strength of the heroic Russian army and people.” , Kim Yo Jong said. said in a statement sent to North Korean state media, adding that Pyongyang would “always stand in the same trench with the Russian army and people.”
While Ukrainian defense officials have warned that Moscow could launch a new offensive in the next few weeks, Russian President Vladimir Putin is said to have a whole group of followers crafting a highly-anticipated speech. expectations that he is expected to present to the senate at the end of February.
According to sources cited by medzaPutin will use the speech to further bolster his provably false claim that the war against Ukraine is “unconditionally supported” by Russian society.
But even the officials preparing the speech were aware that they might be forced to drastically rewrite it if Russia encounters new setbacks on the battlefield.
If Ukraine launches successful counter-attacks in the next few weeks, two sources said, Putin’s speech will take on a “more aggressive” tone.
“Everything will depend on the timing.”